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The video is based on a real Cognitive test called The Stroop Test. This is named after J. R. Stroop, who first published the effect in 1935. Within our version a larger range of colours are used and it is presented in a different format via the video.
The test is normally used to assess the Executive functions, which are a range of complex abilities, such as multi-tasking, planning, impulse control, flexible thinking and organisation. The area of the brain commonly linked to executive functions is the Frontal Lobes.
In the case of this test, the key skills are inhibition, attention and processing speed. During trial three, when you are asked to read the colour of the word, this is measuring your ability to inhibit that learned response of reading the actual word.
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